Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and celebrating with family and friends. Adding a magnificent table to your holiday festivities can be simple with a few of these tips. Thanksgiving table decorating is a great way to get the festivities started. Read More
November marks Native American Heritage Month. In celebrating the people and tribes that helped build this country, we are highlighting design elements that incorporate the Native American heritage and culture.
Native Americans leveraged natural elements to craft a culture and a lifestyle. Using hides from buffalo to create homes and clothing and clay to create serving pieces and art. Using feathers to create ceremonious head dresses. Using wood to create tools, utensils and sculptures. Later embracing the gems and stones found in our lands for jewelry.
Using natural elements like stone, exposed wood beams and leather can help incorporate a feel to your home that might pay tribute to the Native American culture. Adding paintings or weaved art by tribal members to highlight a piece for a personal touch of tribute is another way to incorporate a Native American design style. Leveraging colors that are natural can highlight the plains of Oklahoma or the red colored terrain of New Mexico. Using tribal designs to furniture patterns or paintings on your walls can create a unique look to a room while still showcasing your appreciation for the culture.
Native Americans ate from the land and used the hides, furs, feathers and more to respect the animals that fed them by building useful tools, clothing and home furnishings. Using similar items to create a home design respectful of the culture can add value by incorporating nature to your home.
November makes us think about the appearances of fall. Browns, rusts, oranges, golds and reds are colors that are prevalent and popular this time of year. When tree’s leaves turn brown and fall off the limbs, it signals a quiet period allowing life to regroup before regenerating again in the spring. Browns add a quiet structure to a home. This color signifies stability, protection and support for the family.
If you have browns in your home you might identify Read More
Guest Blogger: Casey Makovich
Small kitchens present unique challenges for homeowners, but having a small kitchen doesn’t mean you have to resort to takeout every night. Here are 5 easy ideas for small kitchens that will help make your space look and feel larger.
Add storage wherever possible.
Space-permitting, bring in any storage pieces that will fit in your small kitchen. A kitchen hutch, set of drawers, rolling island or hanging pot rack are all great ways to squeeze in extra kitchen storage. If you have free wall space, consider adding open shelving or wall organizers for storing smaller kitchen utensils. If your cabinets don’t reach all the way up to the ceiling, make use of above cabinet space with baskets and bins.
If you don’t have room to bring extra storage in, Read More
Goblins and Ghouls are on their way and maybe a super hero or two. Halloween brings all kinds out to show their costume inspiration and is a fun time of year to see all the different colors ready to showcase your home. Fall, and in particular Halloween, offers some great concepts on decorating and can bring out your inner witch or demon. Here are some Halloween decorating tips to help you define how you want Read More